Low Light Group Subscription
Posted July 16th 2019
Upcoming registration platform changes. As of July 18th you will only be able to register for classes, events or group meetings through Eventbrite.
This email is for the folks who have signed up for notices about the Low Light Photo Group
The next meeting is @ 6:30 PM, July 18th
The JPI Low Light Group is open to all interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) users who are interested in Low Light Photography. Hosted by Donovan (Dono) Evans, the group will explore the unique properties of low light photography with presentations and field trips. There are no fees or dues for joining this group, however some group activities have fees. The group relies on the active participation from all attendees.

The next meeting is Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 PM. We will have a special guest speaker from Olympus - Carlos Quilichini. Also joining us will be our extra special guest, Kat Fodor of Fodor Fotos.

There will be a hands on demo for light painting. There is a $10 fee for the demo.

If you have any questions, you can reach Dono at JPI - (941) 896-9921.
The Next Milky Way Excursion
Sunday, July 20th @ 10 PM
This field trip is dependent on the weather.

Photographing the Milky Way isn't as tough as it seems. It just requires the right equipment and patience. Foto Dono will be hosting a field trip to Coquina Beach in Bradenton to photograph the Milky Way. Trying to shoot at that location does have its challenges, mainly because of light pollution. However, most of the shooting will be at the beach.

The main goal for the field trip is to provide an experience in creating a single shot exposure or multiple exposures for stacking of the night sky. The next step is to render in post-production with Lightroom, Photoshop, or other editing software.

Arrive at 10:00 PM. We will meet at the South Boat Ramp.

Weather - This event is dependent on the weather. Clouds and rain make visibility inferior. I’ll make a final decision to shoot or not shoot about 24 hours before I head out.

Timeline for Saturday Night:

  • 8:46 PM - Sunset - Civil Twilight
  • 9:15 PM - Nautical Twilight
  • 9:51 PM - Astronomical Twilight
  • 10:00 PM - Arrive
  • 10:29 PM Galactic Center visibility starts
  • 11:19 PM Moonrise

Dono will be there by 9:30 PM.

Equipment - Bring an ILC system (mirrorless or DLSR) with fully charged batteries. Bring your widest angle lens with a 2.8f/stop or faster. You'll need a very sturdy tripod and a remote switch for your camera. Keep in mind this is depending on the weather. So come prepared; bring a flashlight, one that emits red light. Don't forget the bug spray!

In this workshop, we will cover • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Shooting in Low Light • Long Exposures.

Fee: $49 - You can also pay at night of the shoot.

Refunds - A refund will be issued, if canceled. However, there are no refunds if the Milky Way isn't visible due to cloud cover. The excursion is a low light field trip with an opportunity to photograph the Milky Way.

Any questions call Dono (727) 741-1819 or email him at fotodono@mac.com.

Free Docent Tour at Florida Museum of Photographic Art
Docent Tour at FMoPA - The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa has invited the Bradenton JPI Photo Groups for a FREE docent tour of the museum. It usually is $10 for admission. We need to get an accurate headcount if you are coming, please register here. The docent tour is on August 18th at 3 PM. Please give yourself ample time to arrive. If you wish to express your thanks, please feel free to leave a donation for the museum. Contributions are voluntary and not a requirement. You can find out more about the museum on their web site https://fmopa.org/.
New Members
The Group is open to all Mirrorless or DSLR users who are interested in Low Light Photography. Hosted by Donovan (Dono) Evans, the group will explore the unique properties of low light photography with presentations and field trips. There are no fees or dues for joining this group, however some group activities have fees. The group relies on the active participation from all attendees.

Meeting Times: The group meets bi-monthly. Field Trips and other similar events are scheduled when appropriate.

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